Ra"tion (?), n. [F., fr. L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. ratio ration. See Ratio.]

1.

A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.

⇒ Officers have several rations, the number varying according to their rank or the number of their attendants.

2.

Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.

 

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Ra"tion, v. t.

To supply with rations, as a regiment.

 

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